California Governor Jerry Brown is among the absolute worst officials in the United States. He protects sanctuary cities, spits on Trump, decriminalized the act of knowingly spreading HIV, and now how is taking a pay raise.
Does anyone else see a problem with this?
Gov. Jerry Brown and state politicians will receive a 3 percent pay hike starting in December, their fifth raise in as many years as California’s budget picture continues to improve.
The raises, approved Monday by the California Citizens Compensation Commission, come on top the 4 percent salary increases that kicked in late last year. Brown’s pay will climb from $190,102 to $195,805, while rank-and-file lawmakers will go from $104,117 to $107,240.
Salaries for other statewide politicians like Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Treasurer John Chiang also will rise.
The raises, which came amid five years of economic and budget recovery, represent another incremental increase after the appointed commission, beginning in 2009, moved to significantly slash lawmakers’ pay down from $116,208 to $95,291, a nearly 20 percent cut. In 2009, California voters approved a measure, Proposition 1F, that banned raises during years of state budget deficits.
Just earlier this year, Brown was begging President Trump for money after California was hammered by storms, floods and mudslides. The state needed aid.
How do they suddenly have the money to give the crooked governor and lawmakers a pay raise?